Links in a Chain is a brand new podcast drawn directly from, or inspired by, interviews with researchers from the University of Hull’s Plastics Collaboratory. It is designed to immerse listeners in the complexity of the problems associated with the overuse of plastics in contemporary society and help us discover steps we can all take to help the environment.
The podcast was created from verbatim interview materials, drawn from individual researchers, edited and collaged alongside specially written new material.
A creative team was established specifically for the Links in a Chain project, including Producer, International award-winning documentary-maker, composer, radio producer and journalist Hana Walker-Brown and:
Writer – Lecturer in Writing for Performance, University of Leeds Campbell Edinborough
Dramaturg – University of Hull Reader in Drama and Director of Research for the School of the Arts, Christian Billing
Composer – University of Hull PhD Student, James Rushworth
As you listen, we want you to reflect on what steps you might take, as an individual, to contribute to overcoming one of the most serious environmental challenges of our time.
The text has been voiced by actors. Links in a Chain was produced in Spain and the UK (under lockdown) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The podcast was made with support from the University of Hull and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Listen to the podcast HERE. For the full immersive experience, we recommend using headphones!